Today, has been an all explosive, highly eventful day for the X-Men franchise. With 'X-Men: Apocalypse' hitting a special screening for fans in London, all things began to hit the internet. We've had reviews of the movie – the mentioning of the next film in the X-Men series to be set in the 90's – right into this news of 20th Century Fox and Disney putting together Legion (FX) and Hellfire (Fox). Well, get ready for a possible connection. Variety's interview with director, Bryan Singer, (executive producer on both, Legion and Hellfire) he drove into the interesting stories:
“I think the underbelly [could be explored],” Singer said. “There’s always something interesting about a school that’s got a military aspect beneath its classrooms. Is there another layer to all of that? Is there another layer to the Hellfire Club? The idea of, ‘Who’s running the world?’ — that’s something that was touched upon in ‘First Class’ but has yet to be fully explored. It just has to be explored in a very gentle, methodical way. And I’ve seen it go haywire. I’m not going to be specific where I believe it has. The audience will tell you. But when it’s done right, it all can connect.”
Those who don't know, Legion aka David (Dan Stevens), is the son of Prof. Charles Xavier. He's an Omega-Level Mutant, hunted, with many personalities within his own mind. A telepath, reality-warper, time-traveler, along with pyrokinesis and telekinesis abilities.
Then there will be a Hellfire show, taking place in the late 1960s - close to the setting of X-Men: First Class. It centers on “a young Special Agent who discovers a powerful mutant woman with extraordinary abilities – working with a secret society of millionaires (The Hellfire Club). Their aim, "to take over the world."
Singer even mentions his last time helming the X-men franchise:
“When you spend nearly two decades in a universe, to simply say, ‘I’m done,’ or, ‘I’m going to abandon it,’ just wouldn’t make sense to me,” he said. “I’m very connected to this universe and a lot of these actors, and also the characters, whomever plays them. So never say never."
Catch his last movie, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' in theaters May 27th.